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“Isn’t it lovely? Wonderful, lovely stuff.” – Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music)

“Puts together all that’s best about current electronic music. Intricate but punchy, weird but very wonderful… this is really lush stuff.” – Mixmag

“…it is rare for a band to make tracks with swing and groove with enough canvas to let rappers glide. It reminds me if Thievery Corporation came out fresh today, fusing several genres in fresh ways, without the baggage that trip-hop comes with.” Jeff Weiss, Passion of the Weiss


Dark Edges Of The Cosmos

Having previously collaborated with the likes of Shafiq Husayn, Chester Watson and Foreign Beggars, electronic space funk outfit Paper Tiger return from an explorative journey to the dark edges of the cosmos with their long-awaited third album ‘Rogue Planet’.

‘The Cycle’ (the first single to be lifted from this new offering) features the unmistakeable vocal stylings of the legendary Steve Spacek. His delicate tones fall weightlessly in slow motion, gracefully lacing the track with a wide-eyed childlike atmosphere. Underneath, an effervescent current of textured samples ebbs and weaves – propelled by a downtempo Bruk-esque rhythm section, occasionally accented by emotive key flourishes, jazzy chords and laid-back horns.

Self Sampling and Beat Making

B-side ‘[Quick Wash]’ is made to run straight on from the lead track in a kind of “extended” version. A taste of the fluidity and fluency of Paper Tiger’s album making. And don’t miss that super-bumpy Shy One remix.

Just like the journey from debut long-player ‘Laptop Suntan’ to sophomore album ‘Blast Off’, and in- keeping with the band’s space travel fascination, ‘Rogue Planet’ is a cosmic leap from its predecessor. As a first small step into the feel of the album, ‘The Cycle’ is the perfect choice. Despite being a typical mix of live recording, self-sampling and beat making, it has something of a different tone. Their emphasis on blending organic sounds with electronic production techniques results in a unique proposition, music which is interesting and technically proficient, but remains vibrant, colourful and funky… captivating both in headphones and on the dancefloor.



“Wow so fresh!” Rob Da Bank

“TipTop !” Jazzanova

“Love this!” Nick Luscombe, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction /

“Lush” Mark Futuresounds, DJ Magazine / Notion

“YASSSSSS!” Joe Muggs, / wire / /

“A nice nice nice release. Thanks!” Liam Dystant, NTS /

“Dope!!!” Inkswel, BBE Records / Planetself

“Yes! Always good to hear Spacek on something. Sounding fresh!” Aly Gillani, First Word Records / Worldwide FM

“Jazzy cosmic soul!” Toshio Matsuura, Various Venues WW / Inter FM897 / Tokyo, Japan / /

“A true British genius and Paper Tiger making a totally unique sound. What wouldn’t be incredible about that ♥” Paul Knight, Reform Radio

“Dynamic but not hectic, jazzy and clubby too. Well put together.”  Oliver Korthals, Mojo Club + Out Of Spectrum

“One of the best original things I’ve heard this year!” Andrew Sharp, Stomp Radio / Soul Survivors

“Needs another star.” Gordon Wedderburn, GW Jazz  (London, UK)

“Best washing machine themed track of 2018. Srsly tho, lovely warm vibe, great to hear a new PT phase.” Jamie Groovement, / reform radio (Manchester, UK)

“WOW !!! killer” Jon Brent, The Full Spectrum Radio Show /

“Ha! i Just wanted to write to you guys asking for this tune 🙂 Much thanks! New Paper Tiger single is wicked. And it’s always a pleasure to hear Steve Spacek singing. Shy One club take is nice too. Support guaranteed, big up!” Marcin Harper Polskie Radio 4 / K Mag / Machina Magazine

“Fabulous. The Cycle totally stands out for me. Full Support.” Dan Deep Tenor City The Tenor City Radio Show – Back2Backfm /

“Nice…like the Shy One remix..will feature on my radio show and future alternative sets as and when. Thanks” Fitzroy, Sound Fusion Radio,Stomp Radio, Southport Weekender / The Soul Survivors Magazine

“Nice track. Thanks a lot!” Reverb Nation, Greece

“Love this!” Amrisha, Netil Radio /
“Interesting, atmospheric music!” Maken, Polish National Radio, Czworka

“Nice!” Martijn Barkhuis,, Amsterdam

“Great 3-tracker, thanks” Robert Lochmann, Radio X,Frankfurt;

“Always glad to hear Steve on a new track” Julius Mourlon, ldbk /

“Fits perfectly for the next show. Super!” Dan, Detektor FM

“The buzz has started about Paper Tiger’s upcoming album release and this ‘tease’ single with guest vocals from Steve Spacek has upped the ante. ‘The Cylce’ is trademark Paper Tiger and there’s even a dub snippet to add to an edit [love it]. For the more jazz-funk house orientated, there’s a remix by Shy One but there’s not much known about him/her/them/it. Don’t rush to send in your ‘Best of 2018′ lists ’til you dig this.” Gerry Hectic, 60 Million Postcards / Bournemouth / Futuristica Music / Jazz Chronicles

“FIRE!!” Chris, Astrojazz/Departure Lounge, Edinburgh

“Love it” Sammy Alsam, Stellar Entertainment

“Always enjoy Spacek’s vocals. Good stuff.” Chris Read, BBE / So Much Soul / Classic Material / Breakin Bread / /

“Love this.” Jim McMaster, TNGCRADIO.COM

“Great voice, interesting arrangements, I will support.” Josef, Radio 1 Prague

“A bit crazy!?” Danny Slade, Herald Radio/ Herald Dance TV (worldwide) / Club Oxygen, Swansea / Laser Station, / Zone Magazine

“Cracking tune! Spacek on top form.” Peter McLennan, BaseFM/ (Auckland, New Zealand)

“Absolute belters. Steve sounds sublime. Quick Wash is a great cut as well.” What’s Hot Radio

“Love it! So Avantgarde! Really enjoyed Shy One Remix.” Enrique Domenech, Freeforms Podcasts

“Brilliant!” Andrea Mi, Controradio, (Italy)
“Nice tracks!” Jason Deckstatic, No.8, XL, Space Ibiza NYC, 1 Oak Southampton (London, UK)

“Great! Playlisted for my next show!” Olivier Cavaller, (Perpignan, France)

“Stunning!” DJ Osric, RTRFM, & (Perth, Australia)

“Yes love! Love Paper Tiger, Love Steve Spacek, love Wah’s.  Love.” Michael Jukes, 1BTN, Mile Wide Smile Club (Brighton, UK)

“Sounding great.” Mark Future Sounds, DJ Magazine / Notion

“Loving the ‘Original’ and loving the collaboration with Steve, looking forward to sharing this on the show!!” Alan, Multi Storey Soul Radio Show, RTE Pulse (Dublin, Ireland)

“So good!” MATHIEU SCHREYER, KCRW (Los Angeles, US)

“The Shy One remix is my favourite here, followed by “Quick Wash” Sven Thomschke, Radio Z 95.8 (Nuernberg, Germany)

“Beautiful !” Aja Allsop, WSJR (USA) / The Jazz UK, BluesJazz Radio (TX USA) Electric Lion Radio (London), Impact Radio (Italy)

“Nice, like the original and love the little mini ‘Quick Wash’ track too.” Nigel Evans, Tru Thoughts (Brighton, UK)

“Love this, ace!” Huw Morgan
“Really like Quick Wash!”Jason Palma, Higher Ground Radio/Footprints Toronto

“Dope!” Dean aka Bastard Jazz, Darker Than Wax

“Gold.” Dobromir Marzov, The ’45 RPM’ radio show on Radio Varna (part of the Bulgarian National Radio)

“Longtime haven’t heard Steve Spacek voice, great original and remix” Amar Kabouche, Fauve radio (Hong Kong)

“Loving the Paper Tiger productions, always so good.” Richarf, Point Blank FM (London, UK)

“Another great release.” Lamp, Coalition, The Hub, Radio Reverb, Coastway Radio (Brighton, UK
“Superbes sonorités et arrangements!” Jean Marc, Radio Television Suisse Romande, Couleur3

“Always a nice surprise!!” Veronique, Radio Krimi (Paris, France)

“Feeling this!” Eastside Radio / Mondo Stereo

“Match made in heaven – huge fan of Steve and Paper Tiger. Can’t wait to play it!” Andrew Haig, The Shizzle 99.9 Bay FM /

“Ace!” Rado Tomek, NU Spirit Club, (Bratislava, Slovakia)

“Warm!” Chris Exarchopoulos, Black Radio Berlin – Up’n’Loud Radio

“Cracking EP to end the year gents! Adding to the 9 Key Picks tonight and on social media. Happy Christmas and new year!” Nick, various radio stations /

“Great collab!” David Bassin, KUSF / FreeFall /

“Love the Shy One remix!” Weird Pigs / Compost Records
“Cool!” Lily, Open Ear Music “PT bringing their A game on this one! Lovely vocals as well, will be giving this some heavy rotation.” Dave Fortune, My First Moth Records

“The original ‘The Cycle’ for me!” NoSuitRecords (Berlin, Germany)

“Lovely stuff. Xx” Ross, Hideout Sessions Podcast


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